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The African Americans’ Revolution  

Gary B. Nash

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The American Revolution played an important role in African Americans' quest for freedom. It marked the first mass rebellion by slaves in American history, gave rise to the first civil ... More

America’s Cultural Revolution in Transnational Perspective  

Leora Auslander

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Through their successfully waged war and also by their novel political strategies, eighteenth-century North Americans seeking home rule made history. By systematically organizing around a ... More

The American Revolution and a New National Politics  

Rosemarie Zagarri

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When the American Revolution was over, citizens of the new nation could not agree about the event's true meaning and the best way to preserve its authentic legacy. After the new federal ... More

Britain’s American Problem: The International Perspective  

P. J. Marshall

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Britain valued its American colonies primarily because of their contribution to the nation's security, power, and influence in Europe. A recurring British fear was that France, Britain's ... More

The British Army and the War of Independence  

Stephen R. Conway

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During the American Revolution, Britain relied primarily on its army to subdue the rebellious colonies. At its peak, the British army in North America had approximately 50,000 officers and ... More

The Continental Army  

Caroline Cox

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During the American Revolution, tens of thousands of men served in the Continental army to fight Britain and became skilled professionals in the process. These soldiers formed deep bonds ... More

The Democratic Moment: The Revolution and Popular Politics  

Ray Raphael

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Direct democracy was practiced within town meetings in colonial New England, driven by four overarching principles. First, citizens had a political voice as members of a specific ... More

Discipline, Sex, and the Republican Self  

Clare A. Lyons

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The American Revolution took place at a time of a revolutionary loosening of the patriarchal control and marital organization of sexuality that had characterized much of colonial society, ... More

The Empire That Britain Kept  

Eliga H. Gould

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William Augustus Bowles was a loyalist soldier during the American Revolution who also acted as an agent for the British governor of the Bahamas. Had events gone his way, he could have ... More

The Evangelical ASCENDENCY in Revolutionary America  

Susan Juster

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The American Revolution has spawned a number of creation myths, one of which relates to the wave of religious revivals that swept the colonies in the 1730s and 1740s. This chapter offers a ... More

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